Let’s Talk About Tenure

Black women scholars + Why the institution cannot love you

Facebook memories reminded me this week that it has been 12 years since I started graduate school. That means it has been almost seven years since I became a member of the professoriate. Without a doubt, my path is—shall we say—unusual. But, this past year I have come to accept that I cannot be ambivalent about it anymore: I am a member of academia, whe…

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